libel chill

So-called libel chill is a legal tactic? whereby typically arbitrary and sometimes ungrounded claims that libel has occurred are used as a pretext to force critics to silence or mute published concerns. It is commonly engaged in by people who are later discovered to be criminals, notably:
  • Conrad Black?
  • Garth Drabinksy?

Ontario libel law? is particularly friendly to libel chillers in that simply telling the truth is not always an adequate defense.

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